10 Of The Best Skateparks Around Perth

byBlake Kelleway
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Skate parks are great, and Perth has a bunch of a fantastic options to suit people of all ages. Here are 10 of the best, but keener beans looking for a quieter time would do well to do a bit of research of their own – there’s heaps to be conquered.

Banksia Grove

The Banksia Grove skate park has been an epic inclusion to the relatively new suburb, developed in 2018 for half a million dollars. Worth every cent, the park is impressive in size and variety with a huge bowl, rails and jumps of different sizes throughout. There’s also plenty of seating surrounding for parents to pull and watch the action.


Photo by www.newlineskateparks.com

Cnr Grandis & Pinjar Rd, Banksia Grove


Bayswater

One of Perth’s best, Bayswater skatepark has a huge metal vert ramp, a few stairs, rails and a small bowl. But it’s the vert ramp that sorts out the pros from the pretenders, and makes for exciting viewing if you happen to fall under the latter category.


Photo by Anthony Godin

Wotton Reserve, Embleton


Beyond Skate

Across three locations (North Perth, Whitfords, Cannington) Beyond Skate are rocking some seriously impressive indoor bowls. Whitford City and Westfield Carousel both have ramps inside the shopping centre (!), while their flagship North Perth has a huge underground skateboarding playground.

Charles St, North Perth / Westfield Carousel, Cannington / Westfield Whitford City, Hillarys


Ellenbrook

Ellenbrook’s skatepark is popular amongst skaters and BMXers, with a nice 5ft bowl, 3m jump and slide wedge, a couple of launch wedges, a quarter pipe, tabletop, planters and plenty more. It’s located on Coolamon Oval, and is a pretty popular spot for kids of all ages to hang on the weekends and hone their craft.


Photo by www.skateboard.com.au

Coolamon Oval, Ellenbrook


Fremantle

Part of Fremantle’s Esplanade Youth Plaza, this world-class skate park can get pretty busy on the weekends. It’s huge, with sections that cater to skaters of all abilities including a big bowl at the southern end, and plenty of nods to Freo’s history throughout. There’s plenty to do in the whole area, including WA’s first outdoor parkour park (if you forget your board).

The Esplanade, Fremantle


Leederville

One of Perth’s oldest and most popular skate parks, it’s right next door to WA’s dedicated all ages live music venue, HQ Leederville. Featuring two big bowls and a submarine, there’s plenty of rails and ramps to work.


Photo by City of Vincent

60 Frame Ct, Leederville


Mills Park Skate Plaza

Catering for skaters, scooters and BMXers, the Mills Park Skate Plaza is nice and spread out, making it suitable for all levels of skill. Designed with cruisers in mind, there are heaps of ledges, rails and curbs to go with a mini ramp in the centre.


Photo by Anthony Godin

86 Brixton St, Beckenham


Manning

Another park with plenty of room for all comers, it’s loaded with small quarter pipes, some funboxes, ledges and rails to grind throughout. It can get pretty crowded so make sure you be patient and wait your turn where required!


Photo by southperth.wa.gov.au

Manning Rd, Karawara


Scarborough

Also known as The Snake Pit, the new skate park along the Scarborough foreshore has been an epic and welcome inclusion to the area. With a competition-level bowl at one end, a heap of rails and ramps in the middle, and a quarter-court and rock-climbing wall at the other, it’s quickly become a huge attraction for tourists and locals alike.


Photo by Scarborough Beach Skate Park

150 The Esplanade, Scarborough


Vic Park

This relatively new skatepark has a monster 9ft bowl making it one for the more experienced crew out there. There is also a more chill concrete funbox just next door to it to help work your way up to the bowl, but it’s gonna take a while!


Photo by skateboard.com.au

McCallum Park, Victoria Park

Header Image via Scarborough Beach Skate Park.